Utah County Commissioners Vote Against Privatizing Government Services

January 17, 2018 At the Utah County Commissioner Meeting yesterday, Commissioner Greg Graves revealed he had pushed towards the privatization of government services and that he and the other commissioners had visited a government who had privatized its services but he was voted down by the other two commissioners Bill Lee and Nathan Ivie. I […]

Should Governments Seize Property and Ruin The Lives of Citizens Who Fail to Pay Their Property Taxes?

by Robert John Stevens, December 22, 2017 If you fail to pay your property taxes, should the government seize your property? I’ve sat in several Utah County Commissioners’ Meetings where citizen appeals are reviewed. Each time county employees testify to the county commissioners that they sent property tax notices and still the taxes weren’t paid. […]

Using the Force of Government to Keep Car Dealerships in Business

by Robert John Stevens, May 6, 2016 Suppose you bake yummy cookies. Should government deny you of your right to sell them directly to your customers? That’s what Utah does for car manufactures. If Tesla Motors wants to sell directly to the public then let them: Tesla waging car-sales fight before Utah Supreme Court. There […]

To Utah Government Employees

by Robert John Stevens, January 29, 2016 You work hard doing your jobs and enforcing ordinances. It isn’t your fault elected and unelected bureaucrats turned Utah into a regulatory state. Property rights were never delegated to the government: They were usurped by people with good intentions but lacked an understanding of free agency and the […]

Al Gore at SXSW: We Need to ‘Punish Climate-Change Deniers’ and ‘Put a Price on Carbon’

We have learned by sad experience that it is the nature and disposition of almost all men, as soon as they get a little authority, as they suppose, they will immediately begin to exercise unrighteous dominion. —D&C 121:39